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about the fbi investigation. >>> going to extremes, so many still suffering two whole weeks now after hurricane sandy. and now after the hurricane, then the snow. now it feels like spring while winter hits out west. risk factor, a reality check tonight from dr. nancy snyderman on the story in the news today about pregnancy, the flu, and autism. >>> and behind the wheel, tonight how women are taking the lead. this has to do with a huge change that has happened slowly on the american roads. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the damage, both personal and political, continues to pile up following the resignation of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions
-mails and the fbi investigation that set off a shocking chain of events. >>> we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decade after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and lessons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> as our nation's 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of the probe, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who first came to
and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say the downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement officers tell nbc news that those e-mails tloed the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: steven boylen is petraeus's former spokesperson and served with him in iraq.
did they know and when did they know it? questions swirl around the cia and the fbi as we learn more tonight about what happened in the days leading up to the bombshell resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reachin families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from la
to be dissipating. >>> we are learning more about what sparked the fbi investigation that led general david petraeus to resign his post as cia director as top lawmakers question the timing of this. officials say petraeus was never under investigation. it began with a close friend of the petraeus family identified overnight as jill kelly. officials say kelly was receiving threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. petraeus' mistress. it was during the investigation that fbi agents discovered the extramarital affair. on capitol hill, lawmakers want to know if the investigation wrapped without criminal charges before the election and why president obama wasn't told until after. >> to have someone out there in a sensitive position who the fbi thought who have compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation or who may or may not have been having an affair at the time, that had to be brought to the president. >> also worth noting, petraeus was scheduled to testify before congress this thursday about what led to the deadly attack in benghazi that killed four americans. he expected to be replaced by t
. >> a developing story late tonight a new twist this the petraeus affair. the fbi shows up at the home of his mistress and another top general. >> flu, fever, and autism. >> and a big honor for motors. find out who is calling its new model car of the year. >> and good evening. at cold night coming our way but not quite as cold as the last few nights. we will let you know when rain returns coming up. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >> developing news tonight in a sex scandal that forced david petraeus to resign. we just learned there is another investigation ordered into another general connected to the affair. the top american co
john allen, is connected to jill kelley. details ahead. >>> plus a late night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves two decorated generals. >> reporter: kelley is a woman she claimed she felt harassed by anonymous
seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation. he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, the fbi agent explained the shirtless picture he had sent jill kelley, saying it was a joke he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was a potential for a national security vulnerability. >> reporter: today, eric holder was asked why he didn't tell the president sooner. >> we follow the facts, we do not share outside the
threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, and in the progress figured out she and petraeus had had an affair. a former spokesperson said this. >> the affair started approximately two months after he was in the cia and it ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus's boss, the congress or the president until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus's resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: national security expert roger cressey is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there was no security breach there was nothing more. >> reporter: cressey says he is more concerned what happens next as congress investigates the attack in benghazi and libya. as of now without testimony from petraeus. asking cia director will testify about benghazi later this week in petraeus's point. but at some point they will likely call on the reti
and married mother of three complained about ma racing e-mails. the fbi said it traced those e-mails to this woman, paula broadwell, a married west point graduate and biographer of david petraeus. >> keep with us. that led to the eventual discovery of a romantic relationship between broadwell and general petraeus, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence with the original woman, jill kelley. all sounds a little confusing, it is. let's get right to nbc's andrea mitchell who can help us sort it out. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is confusing. yet another military general drawn into an fbi investigation that prompted the resignation of cia director david petraeus. marine general john allen replaced david petraeus as commander in afghanistan last year, but allen has now been caught up in the fbi probe that led to petraeus' resignation as cia director. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials an
at the present. first of all, there's an fbi investigation ongoing and that will give us the definitive word on what transpired. putting together the best information we have today, the current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hoyers before in cairo. a copycat attack which were prompted of course by the video. >> senator, you said that two days before that, director petraeus said it was terrorism. why didn't ambassador rice call it terrorism two days later? >> because she could speak publicly only on unclassified speaking points. i have some concern with those speaking points. but let me correct one thing. >> right. but what are the concerns and why speak at all? in other words, why was there a reference to it being a terrorist attack taken out of the public talking points? >> that is something that we're going to find out. but it was. that's the point. now, with the allegation that the white house changed those talking points, that is false. there is only one thing that was changed, and i've checked into
emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the latest on this developing story, the "washington post's" bob woodward and our own chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell who broke the story as i mentioned on friday. so andrea, here we are on sunday morning, new details. we know there was someone close to petraeus who got threatening e-mails. a whistleblower. she goes to the fbi. and that's how they get to the affair. >> this other woman, and we know she's not in the government and that she's not a family member, complained to the fbi about what she felt were harass k and threatening e-mails. it was that investigation that led -- they were anonymous e-mails. that led to broadwell's e-mail account. and by examining broadwell's, paula broadwell the biographer's e-mail account that's they uncovered or stumbled as they put it into this -- >> there were actual
. >> reporter: fire fighters rescued two dogs, and one had to be ressusitated. th in a garbage can. >>> the fbi began the investigation after a biography sent harassing e-mails to another one. that is jillko kelly. seen here in 2010 with her husband and david and holly pat patreus. >> mr. broadwell sent -mail to her. she was frightened, she went to the fbi. i can't believe it. >> the frightened woman, jill kelly, served as an unpaid quote liaison tozv mcdill in tamp a w and our family, have been friends with the general and his family for over five years, we respect his and his family's privacy, and want the same for us and our children.ç >>> president obama observed veterans day at arlington national cemetery. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. he spoke at a ceremony.ç in 1954, congress changed the name to veteran's day to honor all u.s. military personnel. >>> nearly 2000 gathered to mark veterans' day. the veteransp memorial was officially unveiled today. many of the veterans are struggling on bay area streets. a homeless advocate said the need is great. the shelter won't÷ú b
petraeus. she turned over all of the e-mails to an fbi agent she knew never realizing the impact they would have. the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and the pentagon has found no evidence to the contrary, but officials say the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: the fbi continued looking through documents they took monday night from broadwell's home but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. but the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances and macdill air force base revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> that was nbc's andrea mitchell reporting. >>> well, overseas now where fears of a new war in the middle east are on the rise after israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in a ferocious attack yesterday. and just this morning, the first is
on the attacks in benghazi. after three-hour briefing from the cia and fbi, today both the house and senate intelligence committees will hear from former cia director david petraeus. >> he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved and so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> reporter: the closed door hearing is not expected to get into the affair that prompted petraeus to resign. the cia is now investigating whether he did anything wrong professionally. the fbi concluded it was a personal matter. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: petraeus testifies today on the deadly attacks that killed four americans in benghazi. thursday lawmakers saw a realtime video of that attack and got in a heated shouting match over whether united nations ambassador susan rice intentionally misled the public when she said it was spontaneous. >> this administration including the president himself has intentionally misinformed -- read that, lied, to the american people in
. in the race between war and ground invasion or peace truce, peace has won out. >>> for men are in fbi custody today. the fbi says the group allegedly plotted a violence jihad to kill americans here and abroad. they were allegedly planning to join al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. the four suspects were arrested last friday. >>> kevin clash, the long-time voice of elmo is leaving the show after 28 years. clash caught up in a strange story surrounded in controversy after allegations of sex with a minor. the initial accuser sheldon stevens retracted the original claim and retracting the retraction. now a second person is claiming the same. he says he met clash through a telephone chat room for gay men in 1993. the elmo actor denies both allegations, but acknowledges the situation has become too much of a distraction to go on. elmo is "sesame street's" most popular character. the show will soon start a search for a new puppeteer to play the role of elmo. >>> the mad dashes to the store may have been a bit premature. twinkies and hohos. they may live on. hostess and the union started mediat
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. >> reporter: the fbi actually had nope about the affair for months, but under protocol does not have to notify the president especially since it found no criminal wrongdoing or threat to national security. it all started back in may when a close friend of the petraeus family, ll kelley, started receiving threatening anonymous e-mails. the fbi looked into it and discovered they were sent by petraeus' mistress and biographer paula broadwell who felt jealous of this woman. top leaders in washington should have been told, they say. >> to have someone out there in such a sensitive position the fbi thought perhaps could have been compromised or was under the scope, that had to have been brought to the president or the national security council. >> it is very puzzling and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then it's been like peeling an onion every day another peel comes off. >> reporter: eric cantor knew about the eye fair two weeks before president obama was notified but did not bring it up earlier saying he received the information from only one sourc
all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with tpetraeus as a result. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: now petraeus' former spokesperson steven boylan is speaking out. he worked with the the the from 2005 to 2008 including in iraq. the two have remained close and spoke by phone on saturday. >> he said he had an excellent job, an exceptional family. he had had a great relationship he thought with the white house and, in his words, he screwed up. and he knows it. >> reporter: officials in washington are also still processing the stunning turn of events which started on tuesday. that's when the justice department notified the head of national intelligence about broadwell's e-mails. then clapper notified the white house wednesday. thursday morning national secu
to los angeles. authorities call the bomb squad and the fbi because in their eyes, what they were at could have been dangerous. >> it could have been a triggering device. he was wearing a military style shirt that has a turn kit built into it. if you receive a traumatic injury to your arm, you can tighten up the turn kit and it will tighten up the bleeding. >> reporter: police say he was wearing boots that were two sizes too big with a secret come apartment in the middle of the shoe. engle said he has an answer for that. >> he has always worn big boots, you know. he used to wear big boots. i would see him in l.a. and he would have big boots on when it was 90 degrees outside. it is kind of his thing. >> reporter: a quirky artist, programs. police are questioning him with possessing material to make a destructive device. the fbi is also involved, the d.a.'s office will decide if charges will be filed. reporting live from the oakland airport. i'm cheryl hurd. nbc bay area news. >> it is a bizarre case. thank you. >>> new details in a stunning investigation. a san francisco sheriff's
as part of an fbi investigation, and it's got many wondering did he compromise national security, and is there more to this story? we're going to have much more just ahead. >> and that is not the only big story in our nation's capital. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand over that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year. if washington can't find a compromise. that could have a big impact on your bottom line. we'll get you more on that in just a moment. >> also it sounds a bit crazy but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >> plus with prices skyrocketing at the supermarket, as i'm sure you've noticed, every penny counts. we have some tips on stretching your dollars by making your everyday groceries last just a little bit longer. and speaking of money, some high profile women including the duchess of cambridge and first lady michelle obama, making it fashionable to recycle outfits. we'll tell you about the message it's sending to
allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number of the e-mails before advising secretary panetta to refer the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> nobody should jump to conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job in isap in leading the forces, and he certainly has my continued confidence in leading our forces and continue the fight. >> reporter: officials say the fbi discovered the communications while investigating kelley's e-mails after she complained about anonymous threats that turned out to be from paula broadwell. the president was first told on friday, the day he
is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in florida. she's now identified as a married mother who works as an unpaid social liaison on an air force base. she says she and the general are family friends. more on her straight ahead, and we'll have a live interview with petraeus' former spokesman who talked with him over the weekend. and then we'll talk with the political fallout of all of this with the former speaker of the house newt gingrich. >> let's get to the news first and nbc's andrea mitchell. she is the one who first broke this story. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. law enforcement officials say that it all began with a complaint to the fbi last summer from a family friend of david petraeus as a woman who said she was receiving anonymous computer threat. that launched an investigation that eviolently brought down a storied military career, changed the leadership of the cia and has congress questioning just how the fbi handled this sensitive ca
. the fbi believes the suspect has executed a string of bank robberies in california and washington armed with an assault rifle. a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> and finally, a female air force pilot is breaking more than the sound barrier with her accomplishments. major caroline jensen became the first female reservist to join the famed thunderbirds. she's been flying over 17 years and hopes to inspire the next generation of air force airmen. bet she will. >>> all right, to sports. nfl thursday night football. indy, jacksonville. the colt's rookie quarterback andrew luck scored two touchdowns on the ground against the jaguars and the indy defense came up big in a 27-10 win. >>> to college football, number 10 florida state made a dramatic fourth quarter comeback with under a minute to go scoring on a 39-yard touchdown pass and the seminoles won a squeaker over virginia tech, 28-22. >>> just ahead, bond is back. we're real excited about that. and a new take on an old president. >>> plus, "twilight" mania is in full swing. >>> and the often forgott
, i would do a lot of interviews on runs. >> reporter: nbc news confirmed that the fbi opened investigations into whether or not broadwell had access to e-mails or other computer information. the white house learned of the situation wednesday, say sources. officials say petraeus called and asked to see the president thursday, acknowledged the situation and offered to resign. the president asked him for 24 hours to consider the situation. today, while juggling the economic speech, he called and thanked him for extraordinary service to the united states for decades, and wishing him and his family the very best. at this difficult time >> from their perspective, the trust simply was lost. and you can't have a cia director when there is not perfect trust. >> reporter: diane feinstein called it an enormous loss, saying i wish he had not done it, but i understand. i respect his decision taking over, the highly respected deputy, michael moral. feinstein will hold intelligence hearings on benghazi next week, but now, petraeus will not have to testify general petraeus is not under inves
whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indicative of an aextramarital affair. nbc was unable to reach paula for a comment. in his resignation letter, the retired four-star general revealed had he "show extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair." sources tell nbc news that general petraeus is not under investigation. and that they don't expect their inquiry will result in criminal charges. petraeus was the man who turned around the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's a figure here that people respected. >> but an affair that could have been embarrassing for any other public servant proved to be a career ender for the man trusted to keep the nation's secrets. brian mooar is, nbc news, washington. >> and still to come at 5:00, remembering those who died serv
to a woman close to petraeus. she complained to the fbi and that's how the investigation started. >>> it is official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finished counting the votes yesterday. they say the president won by 74,000 votes, less than 1%. >>> still to come, an age-old question, are there ghosts out there? we followed two bay area research teams. >>> another cold night, freezing temperatures in some areas. how long will they last? plus weather and sports coming up. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. busy day for sports in the bay area. let's get straight to the action with some college football. who else the cal bears taking on oregon. third quarter, bears trail by a touch down. allen is intercepted by campbell. the next play, marcus finds josh for a 35-yard strike. he got three touchdowns. six were thrown today. they never look back and win 59-17. >>> stanford hosting oregon state. 23-14 in this one at this point. seconds left in the third. kevin hogan in his first start. stephane taylor and he's not going to stop. this arm keeps going. 40-yard touc
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with the married socialite. the journal also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes senior law enforcement officials as saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks a renewed focus on learning just how broadwell gained access to classified files. jill kelley, who has given some impression that she has some kind of state department status that officials say she does not have, called police last weekend after news crews, including nbc, staked out her home and at one point invoked diplomatic-type privileges. >> i am an honorary consul-general so i have inviolability so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> just who is jill kelley. her name has come up in connection with two of the nation's top commander
she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the two generals, david petraeus and john allen even as the president for the first time today spoke about the scandal. at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they said stay away from her, sources close to him said she could ruin h
what the fbi took from inside the home of david petraeus' mistress. >>> a revealing look at the unemployment numbers facing a growing number of people living in the south bay and the solutions being offered, that's at 6:00. >> brian williams is next, we'll see you again at 6:00. >> good night folks. m substant>>> on the broadcast ton the edge of a possible new war in the middle east, ferocious fighting as rockets fly between israel and gaza, and there are fears of a war
there are people out there, an f.b.i. agent, c.i.a. agent and they can drop anything anywhere. will you keep him on? >> he's the c.i.a. director and blackmail and all the possibilities are there. could they blackmail bill clinton? chris: put out the word he had an affair but i'm keeping him. >> everybody makes their own judgment as to whether this is more important than that. chris: right. >> if you're asking me about the people i named in history, i think what they did for the country was more important than the other but you can disagree. chris: but were all kept secret at the time. >> except for bill clinton. in retrospect he say he was a good president and mr. was peace and prosperity under bill clinton. petraeus had to go for the reasons jodi pointed out. you're the head of the nation's spy agency leaving inappropriate emails, sexual emails on a g-mail account and for that reason alone he had to go. reckless. chris: is there a different attitude, we always hear these stories, and you hear of the great leaders, and you hear the stories of cars parked in front of the house. and miterand, followi
, the fbi arrests four california men accused of plotting to help al qaeda. we'll tell you what the agents think they were up to. >>> also -- >> i think a lot of this was a scam, too. i think he was paying the interest from people putting in more money. >> a south boy business man owes the public more than $10 million. the investigative unit follows the money trail to get some answers. >>> we'll have more with the 49ers and the giants. the giants. the hollywood heavy-hitters set to premiere at the world series movie debut. >>> i'm jeff raineri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm right now, after two storms in the past five days. here comes the next one. it's going to be slow-moving. but eventually, it will produce some rain on the travel holiday. here's a look at the estimated delays we could see in the next two days. 30 minutes to over one hour. >>> a developing story tonight. four southern california men are charged with plotting to kill americans abroad and at home. the men were arrested for planning to bomb government facilities and public places. the just unsealed federal
. the fbi says a terror plot two years in the making has been thwarted. four men are charged with conspiring to supply material support to terrorists while training to join al qaeda and the taliban. their objective to kill, kidnap, maim, and injure americans in afghanistan. one of the men allegedly talked of blowing up a military base with a truck bomb. now authorities say the suspects spent time at shooting ranges and studied the teachings of anwar al-awlaki, that's the al qaeda point man in yemen killed by the u.s. >>> after weeks of pressure following the deadly consulate attack in benghazi white house and intelligence officials are denying charges of whitewashing the true details in order to protect president obama before the election. top intelligence officials tell nbc news they knew it was a terrorist attack from the start but that it could also have been spontaneous and they say it was the intelligence community, not the white house, that wrote the unclassified talking points delivered by ambassador susan rice six days after the attack. meanwhile, 97 house republicans have signed a l
because his father says that julian was studying criminal justice and wanted to be an fbi agent. >> puerto rico cannot survive with this terrible crime wave. >> reporter: the war, on american's third border. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, san juan, puerto rico. >>> up next, the story of homeowners who decided to hold out. >>> big delivery at the white house today where the first lady, the dog bo were ready to receive it. this is a 19-footer from a farm in north carolina, arriving on the traditional horse-drawn wagon, soon taking its place in the holiday blue room ,you may want to keep it over to the right on the account of the house in the road. this chinese family, a duck farmer, and his wife decided to refuse to go along with the demolition of their neighborhood when the highway came through town they are part of a growing resistance in china among some homeowners who don't feel like they're getting enough compensation, now it is a little more difficult to walk the dog. >>> and great britain needs help of a person that can work with code. they're trying to understand the message sent by a car
the fbi to take over the search for victims of the notorious speed freak killers. they say the mother is better equipped to handle the investigation. the girl's remains were found by the sheriff's excavator. they supplied additional funds for that search but also asked the sheriff if the fbi would be willing to take over the case. >>> a murder charge dismissed. a judge says police illegally took over the case of a man who was claimed to be a community leader. they violated gregory elarm's fifth amendment request when they ignored his request for an attorney and continued questioning him. he confessed to killing 54-year-old david lewis in the parking lot of hillsdale shopping center in june of 2010. the d.a. will now decide whether to refile the murder charge or repeal the judge's decision. he remains behind bars tonight on an unrelated charge. >>> a second suspect has been accused of setting a muni bus on fire following the giants' win. he is charged with three felonies, including arson. police are looking for three other suspects who vandalized muni buses that same night. the other s
tech pen is helping. >> stunning resignation, cia director. the fbi investigation that led to tip. also. >>> i'm scott butma i'm scott budman. what you can do with your money now to stay ahead of what comes next. >>> higher taxes. government cuts. the election may be over. the fiscal cliff is looming. >> lots may be asking what is the fiscal cliff? and how will it affect me? we go to our business and tech reporter, scott budman who went looking for the answers. scott. >> good evening. let's get one thing out of the way. the fiscal cliff is not new. it's the result of both parties. and extending our nation's debt ceiling last year, pushing the deadline for taxes and budget cuts until the end of this year. now that the election is over, it is what we are focusing on and the deadline is getting close. >> i've got the pen. ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. >> it won't be that easy to avoid what is being called the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases, and government cutbacks, set to hit at the end of the year, unless a budget compromise is reached first. >> right now
. the fbi began the investigation after petraeus' by og fer paula broadwell sent harassing e-mails to another woman. that woman nbc has learned today is 37-year-old jill kelly seen here in 2010 with her husband and david and holly petraeus. the e-mail investigation actually revealed an extramarital affair between with 40-year-old broadwell and 60-year-old petraeus. >> mrs. broadwell sent the threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> reporter: that frightened woman, jill kelly, serves as an unpaid, "social liaison" to macdill air force base in tampa. she said in a statement we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children. nbc bay area spoke to house minority leader nancy pelosi at a veteran's day event in san francisco and she down played the scandal. >> we have bigger issues to deal with right now. it's breasting to me that with all of the prospects that we have for
la beckwith. a man who had been tried twice for the murder of edgars. >> the fbi scared me. yeah. they told me we think you're crazy. you're not going to be welcomed. and we can't help you. >> did the fbi give you someone to call? >> yes. well, they said all we can give you are some phone numbers. all throughout mississippi we have agents. nobody knows of them. if they find out, they'll kill these people. >> in 1965 when frank de felitta and his crew came to greenwood, mississippi, the color line was pretty obvious. it was the railroad tracks. blacks lived on that side. whites over here. >> wherever people gather in mississippi -- >> while the whites frank encountered were gracious, he said most defended the state's tradition of racial segregation. >> it's difficult for me to understand why the entire country is so intent on integrating our schools. >> gather these community leaders together and they were quite candid with you. >> yeah. >> when a plantation owner had a colored person who had worked for him for a number of years, had gotten too old for a day in the field, he didn'
-mails with another four-star general. the fbi is reviewing thousands of documents between jill kelley and general john allen. under military law adultery is a crime but allen's spokesperson insists there was no affair. kelley is the woman who complained to the fbi after receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. agents found those e-mails were sent by paula broadwell, who was having an affair with general david petraeus and apparently was jealous of petraeus' friendship with kelley. the discovery of the affair prompted petraeus to resign as cia chief last friday. as for general allen, he continues to have the support of the president. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> general allen was supposed to be appointed to nato commander this thursday but that confirmation hearing has been delayed. meanwhile petraeus is not out of the picture yet, even though he has resigned. senator dianne feinstein says she plans to ask him to testify when the senate intelligence committee holds a hearing t
the time and place to plot. >> reporter: senor mudd was the terrorist official for both the cia and the fbi. >> they want to return to the golden age of islamist. it gives them a place to say that's where they can do it, and that place is yemen. >> reporter: how important is it to catch him? >> he's had the will to reach u.s. shores. can't get much higher than that. >> reporter: the tough job of finding asyri falls to these men, yemen's commandos. they have trainers here to help and equip them. this is the second of their fire exercises i've attended in the past three years, and they are getting better. but u.s. officials believe the best shot at a series will likely come from above, from american drones hovering in yemeni skies. since 2009, u.s. air strikes have killed several al qaeda leaders, but dozens of civilians have died, too. >> you have a sense of fear, constant sense of fear that is really, really part of everybody's daily life. >> reporter: this is a human rights researcher who has been investigating casualties in the war against al qaeda and photographing the devastation. the a
. the woman is reportedly his biographer. and the fbi is investigating not because of any wrongdoing, but to see if the relationship was a security risk. president obama accepted his resignation today, saying he wishes petraeus and his wife the very best at this difficult time. the bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. petraeus was highly respected by both republicans and democrats. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. i mean, he is is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to cia director last year. prior to that he was the commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in a statement, he said after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. "nightly news" will have more on the surprise resignation coming up at 5:30. >>> just two days after being reelected, it is already hectic for president obama. not only the cia shake-u
. the fbi is investigating her for trying to access his e-mail and gain access to classified information. now, petraeus is not under investigation, but resigned today citing the affair. he has been married for 37 years. >>> coming up, we investigate a costly crime. >> tens of millions gone, like that. >> see what was caught on camera and how it might affect your bottom line every day. >>> plus, the palo alto police, find out what they hope to build. >>> and a great white shark spotted in the monterey bay. >>> good evening. we continue to track those temperatures that have well, fallen even a little bit more in the past couple of minutes. right now, 42 degrees in walnut creek, we promised the snow totals, here they are. the ski resorts, anywhere from one to one and a half feet. the latest on when the storm moves in, in just a few minutes. >>> it is an eerie video, a close encounter with a great white shark, right off our coast in santa cruz, take a look, the shark is about 13 feet long, circling the boat there. many were competing in the cold water classic. now the fishermen say the shark
-mails from paula broadwell. that led the fbi to discover that she and petraeus were having an affair. >>> bay area pediatricians are send mortgage babies to the hospital with a potentially dangerous respiratory virus. marianne favro joins us to tell us why doctors are alarmed. >> reporter: they're concerned because they're seeing rsv much earlier than they expected. and they think that that may be a sign of a rough winter season. if you or i get the virus, we may feel like we have a cold. but in babies, it's much more serious. pediatricians throughout the bay area are sending more babies here to the hospital to help them fight respiratory virus, or rsv. the virus affects the lungs and breathing passages, and hits premature babies the hardest. thinking causes a small infant to wheeze and have a lot of respiratory distress. because their air ways are so much smaller, when they get inflammation, they have a harder time. and they end up at a much higher rate of hospitalizations than the bigger kids. >> reporter: once this the hospital, young patients often receive ax general and nutrition through
that the president's trying to walk. that there are protocols he kept saying that the fbi has for why they launch an investigation, why they would continue it and whether or not they share that information with the white house. i think that really pushes it into the realm of the investigation that continues, brian. >> andrea, there couldn't be more going on right now. there was talk of fiscal cliff. we have no cia director. benghazi's still around, the israelis took out the head of hamas today. then john mccain said if the president puts up his u.n. ambassador, susan rice, to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state she will be blocked, they'll do everything in their power that's where the president today almost conjuring the wording of aaron sorkin from the movie "american president" as will be pointed out all day really decided throwdown. >> this is president andrew shepherd coming through in the east room of the white house. this was president obama saying if nyou want to pick a fight, yu come after me, john mccain and lindsey graham. don't come after susan rice. it was dramatic. he is an
have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: but after the fbi searched the home of paula broadwell, the woman who had an affair with general david petraeus, law enforcement and national security officials now say she had substantial classified information unsecured on her computer. classified but not highly classified, nbc reports. prosecutors will decide if she'll be charged depending on how she got the information. the pentagon had suspended her security clearance. leon panetta suggested general john allen who said he will cooperate may be the last person involved. >> i am not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: despite the probe, general petraeus who stepped down from the cia is scheduled to testify tomorrow on the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans accuse united nations ambassador susan rice of misleading the public when she said protests, not terrorists, prompted that attack. >> there's a ream of evidence. >> she should have known what the situation and circumstances were. >> she has a lot of explai
of planning a terrorist attack. 21-year-old miguel santana lived with his parents at a duplex. fbi agents used sledgehammers to pound down the front door. a former schoolmate described how santana had grown distant in the last few years. a 77-page affidavit unsealed today indicates he was one of four southern california men who bought tickets to mexico last thursday with plans to fly from there to istanbul, turkey. agents arrested them last friday. the cover story for their trip was that the two of them were going to go work in dubai in the importing and exporting of perfume. they also planned to receive a wedding invitation to pakistan, providing an excuse to travel there. to lower their profile prior to traveling, the men removed inflammatory messages from their social media pages. >>> a resignation and investigations, all because of a single letter. that letter enabled a registered sex offender to volunteer at a church festival for kids at a school in san jose. nbc bay area's marianne favro has been following the story and joins us live from the st. francis cabrini school with the developme
was exposed. he respects the fbi's protocol when it comes to disclosing information in ongoing investigations. broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. >>> is the middle east on the brink of war? israel launches one of its most ferocious attacks on gaza. israeli millty hit 20 targets today, one of them a pinpoint air strike that killed a hamas commander. israel says it's in response to the repeated rocket attacks by palestinian militants in gaza. hamas is already threatening retaliation. >>> anti-abortion laws in ireland are coming under fire after a woman died after being denied procedure. 31-year-old was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to the hospital in october complaining of extreme pain. doctors told her she was having a miss carriage, because of the law they could not perform an abortion if they could still hear the heartbeat. the pain kept getting worse and she died from a blood infection. the incident is sparking protests around the country and top lawmakers are now asking whether the law needs to be changed. raj. >>> an environmental milestone for california with the start
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